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MINUTES 



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Twenty-first Annual Session 



OF THE 



Little Kehukee 



Primitive Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Church at Pleasant GrOve 



NASH COUNTY. N. C. FOUR MILES NORTH- 
EAST OF ROCKY MOUNT 

Commencing Saturday Before The Third Sunday 
in October, 1916, And Continued Three Days. 



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Saturday, October 14th, 1916 

The introductory sermon was preached by Elder Thomas 
Dickens from Isaiah 40:1, 2, "'Comfort ye, comfort ye my 
people saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem 
and cry imto her, that her warfare is accomplished that her 
iniquity is pardoned for she hath received of the Lord's 
hand double for all her sins." 

After an intermission of one hour the Association met 
according* to agreement. Singing and prayer was conduct- 
ed by Elder W. H. Henderson, the Association was organ- 
ized by appointing Elder Thomas Dickens Moderator, and 
and P^ H. Thorpe Clerk, who called to his assistance Eld. 
M. C. Moore. 

It was agreed that visiting ministers and messengers 
should be invited to seats with us. 

Elder Riddick Battle and Elder W. E. Slade preach at 
the stand todav. Bro. Joe Black was sent to the stand to 
take the text Elder Riddick Battle preached from Isaiah 
35:10 and Elder W. E. Slade preached from Acts 10:21. 

Agreed that a committee of three be appointed on ar- 
rangements. Isam Hyman, Abraham Bellamy and Ralph 
Knight. 

Agreed that a committee of three be appointed on finance 
—J. H. Knight, Henry Williams and Henry Sumler. 

Agreed that the minutes of the last Association be read 
and approved. 

Agreed that letters from several churches be called for, 
read and approved. 

Agreed that messengers from sister Associations make 
their reports. Eler W. H. Henderson and Elder W. E. 
Slade from the Durham Association with a file of minutes. 
Elder Charles Hagans from the Turner Swamp Association 
represented with a file of minutes. Elder John Ashberry 
of the second Ketocton Association with a file of minutes. 

Agreed that messengers from sister Associations be 
received. 

Agreed to call for petitionary letters. 



Agreed that we call for petitions for the sitting* of our 
next Association. A messenger from Hills Chapel, Edge- 
combe County, called for the next Association. The same 
was granted. Resolved that our next Association will be 
held at the Church of Hills Chapel, Edgecombe County. 
N. C, three miles north-west of Tarboro, commenting Sat- 
urday before the third Sunday in October, 1917. and con- 
tinuing three days. 

Elder Joe Lewis is to preach the introductory sermon 
and Elder John Carney alternate. 

Agreed that Elder M. C. Moore write the Circular Letter. 

The committee on arrangements report as follows:— Sun- 
day morning Elder Charles Hagans opened and preached. 
Elder W. E. Slade followed Sunday evening. Elder John 
Ashberry and W. H. Henderson preached. 

The Association adjourned until Monday morning. 

Sunday morning at ten o'clock Elder Charles Hagan? 
opens service and preached from Isaiah 9:6. 

Elder W. E. Slade preached from 1st. Cor. 4:5 and 6. 

Evening Elder John Ashberry preached from Mat. 12:41. 
"The men of Ninevah shall rise in judgment with this 
generation and shall condemn it, because they repented at 
the preaching of Jonas: and behold, a greater than Jonas 
is here." 

Elder W. H. Henderson followed and preached from the 
1st Psalm 3rd and 4th verses 

Monday Morning, October 16th. 1916. 

The Association met at 9 o'clock according to agreement 
and was opened with prayer by Elder John Ashberry, and 
proceeded to business. Elder W. H. Henderson was sent 
to the stand to preach. Elder John Ashberry followed, 
preached and closed. 

Moved that the Saturday's proceedings be read. 

Moved that the names of messengers be called, and those 
absent marked in the table of Churches. 

Moved that the Circular Letter be read and ordered to 
be attached to the Minutes. 



Moved the committee on finance report. Reported as 
as follows : 



$87.95 



Clerk's fee 


$ 8.00 


Printing of Minutes 


12.00 


Paying Ministers 


52.95 


In hands of the Treasurer 


15.00 



$87.9= 



Report of finance committee was received and committee 
discharged. 

The following brethren were appointed to visit the Dur- 
ham!Association : Elder Thomas Dickens and Elder Johr> 
Carney. 

To the Second Ketocton Association, Eldei Thomas Dick- 
ens. 

To the Turner Swamp, Elder Thomas Dickens and Elder 
John Carney. 

Moved to have 1.000 copies of the Minutes printed and 
distributed among the churches and a copy be placed on 
record and the clerk be allowed $8.00 for his services. 

The Association adjourned to the time and place ap- 
pointed. 

The Moderator returned thanks to Almighty God and the 
people for their kind hospitality during this Association. ~ 

ELDER THOMAS DICKENS, Moderator 
P. H. THORPE, Clerk 
M. C. MOORE, Assistant Clerk 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICE 

Elder Joseph Lawrence, Everett, N. C. 
Elder George Everette, Roper, N. C. 
Elder Thomas Dickens, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
Elder John Carney, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Thomas Latham, Washington, N. C. 
Elder Peter Battle. Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Elder Jeffrey Parker, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Elder Joshua Hyman, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Joseph Lewis, Whitakers, N. C. 
Elder Riddick Battle, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Elder Ned Thorne, Nashville, N. C. 
Elder M. C. Moore, Bettles, N. C. 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Brethren:— Our Heavenly Father has blessed us 
once more to meet together in another Association where 
we can see each other face to face, and to reason together 
concerning the glorious things which God has hid from the 
wise and prudent, and has revealed them unto His people: 
and to hear His ministers preach the gospel of God our 
Saviour as He has them endowed. 

Brethren, this power comes not by the observation, or 
wisdom of men but in demonstration of God's Holy Spirit, 
and this done that your faith should not stand in the wis- 
dom of men but in the power of God, who gave Jesus His 
only begotten Son to come down in this world of sin to 
weep, bleed and die, to redeem His people from eternal 
woe. 

I feel that the good Lord has blessed us in this Associa- 
tion, and when each one of God's dear children, whoever 
exercised by His Spirit, returns to their several abiding 
places they can say as one of old, "We were glad when it 
was said unto us, let us go up in the house of the Lord. ' ' 
pMy ministering brethren ere we part let this sink deep 
in every heart. 

That great disappointments we shall meet 

If we forget the mercy seal. 

Speak boldly in this good old way 

And never from God's commandments stray. 

To His clear saints always prove true. 

Be watchful over the faithful few. 

M. C. Moore. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

Saturday, October 18th, 1925. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Elder Wil- 
liam K Taylor from Hab. 1:1, 2, and then sang hymn on 
page 383. and closed afternoon intermission one and one 
half hours. The Association assembled in the house. 
Elder C. H. Hagans sang hymn on page 424 and led in 
prayer The Association was organized by appointing 
Elder A Hyman. Moderator, and P. H. Thorpe as Clerk 

(1) Messengers and visitors from sister Associations 
were invited to take seats with us whereupon t he follow- 
ing were seated :— Elder Hagans. Elder Parker was sent 
to the stand to preach to the people. Elder C. H Hagans 
preached from Eph. 1:1-3. Elder J Parker followed, 
Preached from Psalms 1:1-3 

(2) A committe of three were appointed on Finance; 
Joe H. Knight, Henry Harris and Henry Williams. A 
committee of three were appointed on Arrangement of 
Preaching. A. Bellamy, Joe Lewis and George Harrison. 

Correspondent messengers was called for. Elder W 
H.Henderson from the Durham Association with Minutes. 
Elder C. H. Hagan, Elder George Bobbins from the Tur- 
ner Swamp Association with Minutes. The Second Ke- 
tocton Association of Old School Baptist not represented. 
We hope Elder John Allberry will visit our next Associa- 
tion. We have agreed to correspond with the Ketocton 
Association with Minutes. 

Moved that Petionary Letters be called for Moved 
that petitions be put in for the sitting of our next Asso- 
ciation. Resolved that our next Association will be held 
with the Church Long Branch, Speed. N. C, commenc- 
ing Saturday before the third Sunday in October. 1925. 
Introductory sermon at 11:0 o'clock A M., by Elder A. 
Hyman, Elder W. K. Taylor alternate. 

Sunday Morning. October 19th, 1924 

Elder W. H. Henderson opened the service by sing- 
ing hymn on page 438 and prayer. He preached from 
Rev. 14:12-14. Elder George Robbins followed by sing 
ing hymn on page 606 and preached from Acts 8:33. 

The Moderator closed by asking the people for con- 
tributions, and sang hymn on page 145. Taken up at the 
stand $23,14. 



Afternoon Elder C. H. Hagans sang hymn on page 
271 and preached from Is. 9:8. Elder A. Hyman preached 
from Deut 32:1, 2, and closed by singing hymn 613. 

Monday Morning, October 20th, 192|f 

Conference was opened by Elder George Robbins 
singing hymn on page 594. Moved that the Saturday's 
proceedings be read. Elder W. H. Henderson preached 
at the stand. No text taken. 

Moved that the names of messengers be called and 
those absent marked on the Table of Churches. 

Moved that the Circular Letter be read and ordered 
to be attached to the Minutes. 

Moved that the Ccmmittee on Finance make its 
report, which was as follows: 

Taken up at the table - - - $ 63.00 

Taken up at the stand 31.56 

$ 94.56 
Paid Clerk's tee - - $10.00 
Paid Printing Minutes - 20.00 

Paid messengers and expenses 56.00 

In hand of Treasurer - - 8.56 

— $ 94.56 



The report of the Finance Committee was received 
and the committee discharged. 

The following Messengers were appointed to visit the 
Turner Swamp Association; Elder A. Hyman and Elder 
William K. Taylor. 

^4 Moved to have 500 copies of the Minutes printed and 
distributed among the Churches, and a copy placed on 
record and the clerk be , allowed $10.00 for his services, 
and $20.00 for printing the Minutes. i 

Resolved that the Association withdraw fellowship 
from the said EJlder Thomas Dickens, of Scotland Neck. 
N. C, and Elder Mac Moore and their followers until 
they ask forgiveness and be restored for their disorderly 
conduct. Paul says to withdraw from every brother that 
walk disorderly. Any member who shall violate any of 
the rules of the Association shall be dealt with by the 
Association as it deems proper. 

The Association adjourned to the time and place ap- 
ponted. The Moderator returned thanks to Almighty 
God for the beautiful weather, and the people for their 
kind hospitality during this Association. 

ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator 
P. H. THORPE, Clerk. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICE 

Elder Jeffrey Parker, Rocky Mount, N. C. .« ■ 
Elder Thomas Latham, Washington, N. C, 
Elder William E. Taylor, Sharpsburg, N.'tf 
Elder A. Hyman, Tarboro, N. C. 

LICENSED MINISTERS 
Matthew Bullock, R. F. D.. Tarboro, N. C. 



CIRCULAR LETTER 

My Dear Beloved Brethren : 

You chose me to write the Circular Letter to be at- 
tached to the Minutes and now with help of my Lord 1 
will make the feeble attempt. The generai Epistle of 
James, 1st chap., 2 to 4 verses, My brethren, count it all 
joy when ye fall in divers temptations. Knowing this 
that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let 
patience have her, perfect worfcL that ^e, may be perfect 
and en tire wanting nothing. o5tHrisaiah 6 and 7, Seek 
ye the Lord while he is near.. Let the wicked forsake his 
way and unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him re- 
turn unto the Lord and he will have mercy upon him and 
to our God for he will abundantly pardon. For my 
thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my 
ways saith the Lord. Heb: 2:2, 3, For if the word spoker 
by angels was steadfast and every transgression and dis- 
obedience received a just recompence of reward How 
shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation: which at 
the first began to be spoken by -the. Lord, and was con- 
firmed unto us by them that heard him? 

First Epistle of Peter 1st chap., 3rd verse, Blessed 
be the God and father .'of: our Lo.d Jesus Chjist which 
according to his abundant mercy, hath, bego>t ten us agah 
unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from 
the dead. May God bless these remarks, yours as I hop<r 
my brethren in Christ. - 

"P. H. THORPE. 






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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We the Messengers of the several Churches composing 
the Little Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree 
for the satisfaction of our brethren and friends, to pub- 
lish an abstract of the principles of faith upon which 
we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, Eternal, 
unchangeable, of infinite wisdom, power, justice holiness, 
goodness, mercy, and truth, and that this God has re- 
vealed Himself in his word under the character of Father, 
Son, and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known 
his mind and will to the children of men in his word 
which word we believe to be divine authority and contain 
all things necessary to be known for the salvation of men, 
the same is comprehended or contained in the books of 
the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God before the foundation of the 
world for the purpose of his own glory did elect a certain 
number of men and angels to eternal life, and that this 
election is particular eternal and unconditional on the 
creatures part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good 
and upright, but by his own transgression he fell from 
the good and upright state and being the head and rep- 
resentative of the whole human nee, they being his nat- 
ural offspring he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed 
to the miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of 
man as fallen creature to keep the law of God perfectly, 
or to truly repent of his sins, or to believe in Christ, ex- 
cept he be drawn by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and 
way the elect will be called, justified, pardoned and sanc- 
tified, and that it is impossible that they utterly refuse 
the call, but shall be willing by divine grace to receive 
mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the light of God 



is only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, re- 
ceived and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that (iod's elect will be converted and 
born again by the effectual working of the holy spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and 
born again persevere in holiness and never fall finally 
away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's 
people to religiously, not in the old covenant way of 
seeking life and the favor of the Lord by it, but only as 
a duty from the principle of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper are 
gospel ordinances, both belonging to the converted as 
true believers. 

12. We believe* every church is independant in mat- 
ters of discipline, and that Association councils and con- 
ferences of ministers, or churches, or not to impose on 
the church the keeping, h Idihg or maintaining any prin- 
ciple of practice contrary to the church judgment 

13 We beli >v • in the general resurrection of the 
dead, both of the just and the unjust, and the final 
judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is ever- 
lasting and the joys of the righteous eternal 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to ad- 
minister the ordinances unless he is called and comes 
under the imposition of hands by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly we believe that for the mutual comfort, 
union and satisfaction of the several churches of th^ 
aforesaid faith and order, we ought to meet in an Asso- 
ciation capacity wherein e;ich church ought to be repre- 
sented by the messengers to advise each other in con- 
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52nd Annual Session 

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gfesoctatton 

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Bryant 9 s Chapel 
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Edgecombe County, N. C. 

Commencing on Saturday before the third 

Sunday in October, and continuing through 

October 18, 19, 20, 

1947 



1948 Session convenes with Little Tarboro Church, 
Tarboro, N. C, Saturday before third Sunday in October. 

OFFICERS 
ELDER A. HYMAN - Moderator . . RFD, Tarboro, N. C. 
ELDER K. W. JONES - Clerk Rt. 2, Tarboro, N. C. 

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Commencing on Saturday before the third 

Sunday in October, and continuing through 

October 18, 19, 20, 



1948 Session convenes with Little Tarboro Church, 
Tarboro, N. C, Saturday before third Sunday in October. 

OFFICERS 

ELDER A. HYMAN - Moderator . . RFD, Tarboro, N. C. 
ELDER K. W. JONES - Clerk Rt. 2, Tarboro, N. C. 



THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST PUBLISHING HOUSE & LIBRARY 
ELON COLLEGE. NORTH CAROLINA 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 
LITTLE KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 
Held with the Church at Bryant's Chapel, Edgecombe County, N. 
C, commencing Saturday before the Third Sunday in October, 1947, 
and continuing three days. 

Eider A. Hyman opened service by praise and prayer, 
and proceeded to preach the introductory sermon. Closed 
with hymn 433 and dismissed for one hour recess. 

After dinner the church reassembled in the house. 

Conference was opened by Elder Thomas Best, using 
hymn 433 and offered prayer. 

Agreed that Elder A. Hyman continue as Moderator 
of this Association and Elder K. W. Jones, Clerk. 

Visiting brethren were invited to seats with us and 
take part in our deliberations. 

On motion a door was opened for the reception of new 
members. 

The following committees were appointed : Finance : 
Henry Harris, Savalia Hyman, McCouucil; on Arrange- 
ments: Dan Bellamy, Dred Dickens, Isaac Battle. 

Moved to send Elders A. Coley and Harvey Arm- 
strong to the stand to preach for the people, and Bro. 
Isaiah Walton to record the preaching texts. 

Moved to hear reports from our corresponding Asso- 
ciations, and received the following: 

Elder J. L. Hayes from Durham Association ; Elder 
Thomas Best of Turners Swamp Association, came for- 
ward with files of minutes, representing peace and desir- 
ing friendly correspondence to be kept up. They were 
received by the Moderator and Clerk extending the right 
hand of fellowship. 

Moved to call the roll of churches — all present with 
contributions as follows : 
Churches Messengers Contribution 

Bryant Chapel — p. Bellamy $ro.oo 

Pleasant Grove — C. Battle iq.oo 



Thome's Hill — L. Joyner . 14.00 

Hill's Chapel — S. Hyman . . . . 6.00 

Little Tarboro — M. Langiey 10.00 

Mt. Ararat — H. Harris 15.00 

Total $70.00 

We agree to hold our next Association with the church 
at Little Tarboro, Tarboro, N. C, Edgecombe County; 
Elder K. W. Jones to preach the introductory semon, 
Elder A. Hyman, alternate. 

The committee on preaching reports as follows : 
Sunday a. m. : Brother Harvey Armstrong, Elders A. 
Hill, Andrew Coley, J. L. Hayes, Thomas Best ; Sunday 
p. m. : Elders Henry Harris, Arthur Armstong, A. L. 
Cooper. Monday a. m. : Elders Joe Louis, K. W. Jones 
and A. Hyman, close. 

Moved that conference adjourn till Monday morning 
at nine o'clock. Dismissed with hymn 505 and benedic- 
tion by the Moderator. 

Monday Morning, October 20, 1947: 

Elder H. Harris opened conference with hymn 331 and 
offered prayer. He then pronounced the house ready 
for the transaction of business. 

On motion the roll of churches was called, all present. 

Saturday's proceedings were read and received. 

The Circular Letter was read and received and ordered 
attached to the minutes. 

Agreed Elder K. W. Jones write the Circular Letter 
for our next session. 

Moved to send Elder Joe Louis to the stand to preach 
to the people, and Bro. Dr'ed Dickens to record the text. 

The Durham Association and Turner's Swamp Asso- 
ciation both chose Elder A. Hyman and Elder K. W. 
Jones to visit their Association next year (1948). 

Moved, the finance committee make, their report, 
which was as follows : 

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Church contributions $70.00 

Taken up at the stand 66.89 

Total received $136.89 

Expenses : 

Printing and mailing minutes $35.00 

Clerk's fee 10.00 

Ministers and messengers 80.00 

Committee 3.00 

Labor, ice and water . . 5.89 

Total expenses $136.89 

On motion the finance committee was thanked for 
their services and honorably discharged. 

Moved to have 250 minutes printed for distribution, 
one to be retained on the Clerk's file. 

Moved to allow the Clerk $35.00 for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes and $10.00 for his services. 

On conclusion of business for this session conference 
adjourned. The Moderator arose and after returning 
thanks to Almighty God for His blessings and thanking 
the people of this community for their hospitality in 
caring for our Association, sang a hymn of praise and 
with a benediction dismissed the congregation. 

Elder ANNANIAS HYMAN, Moderator 
Elder K. W. Jones, Clerk 



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ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: 

Elder A. Hyman preached the introductory sermon, no 
special text. Recess for one hour. 

Saturday Afternoon: 

Brother Harvey Armstrong opened service, followed by 

Elder A. Coley. The Moderator closed. 

Sunday Morning: 

Brother H. Armstrong opened service on hymn 433 and 

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offered prayer, text Isa. 60 :i, followed by Elder A. Hill, 

John 14. 

Elder Andrew Coley, Matt. 8:19 

Elder J. L. Hayes, Matt. 10:40 

Elder Thomas Best, Matt. 11 :28 

Sunday Evening: 

Elder H. Harris opened with Hymn 481 and prayer. 
Elder Arthur Armstrong, text, John 15 
Elder A. L. Cooper, no special text. 

The Moderator closed with praise and benediction. 

Monday Morning: 

Elder Joe Louis, opened service with praise and prayer 
and preached, followed by Elder K. W. Jones, using the 
verse "I am the rose of sharon, the lily of the valley." 
The Moderator sang hymn 284 and with a benediction 
dismissed the congregation. 



ORDAINED ELDERS AND ADDRESSES 

Elder A. Hyman, RFD, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder K. W. Jones, Rt. 2, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Joe Louis, Rt. 1, Whitakers, N. C. 
Elder Henry Harris, Rocky Mt., N. C. 



STANDING OF CHURCHES 

BRYANT CHAPEL— 2nd Sunday. Elder K. W. Jones, 
Pastor. Received by baptism, none; by letter, none; 
dismissed by letter, none ; excluded, none ; deceased, 
one ; number in fellowship, 9. 

PLEASANT GROVE— 4th Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, 
Pastor. Received by baptism, 2 ; by letter, none ; dis- 
missed, none ; restored, one ; excluded, none. Num- 
ber in fellowship, 22. 

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HILL'S CHAPEL— 3rd Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pas- 
tor. Received by baptism, one ; dismissed, one ; de- 
ceased, none; excluded, none ; number in fellowship ,4. 

THORNE'S HILL— 3rd Sunday. Elder K. W. Jones, 
Pastor. Received by baptism, none ; by letter none ; 
dismissed, none; restored, none, deceased, 4; number 
in fellowship, 13 . 

LITTLE TARBORO— 2nd Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, 
Pastor. Received by baptism, none; by letter, none; 
excluded, none ; deceased, none ; number in fellow- 
ship, 9. 

MT. ARARAT— 1 st Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pastor. 
Baptised, none ; received otherwise, none ; restored, 
none ; excluded, none, deceased, one ; number in fel- 
lowship, 17. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant Chapel: 2nd, February, May, August, November 
Thornes' Hill: 3rd, March, June. September, December. 
Pleasant Grove: 4th, March, June, September, December 
Hills Chapel: 3rd, March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : 2nd, March, June, September, December 
Mt. Ararat: 1st, March, June, September, December. 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Beloved Brethren of the Little Kehukee Asso- 
ciation, — In response to your request I now make the 
feeble attempt to write the Circular Letter for this ses- 
sion of our Association, trusting the good Lord may 
direct my thoughts and guide my pen. 

We are indeed glad to meet again in an associational 
capacity, to join hearts and hands, and with one voice 
render praise and invocation and thanksgiving to Israel's 
God, in whom we believe, in whom we trust and under 
whose wing we have come to worship and to pay our 

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vows before the congregation of the righteous. 

Dear brethren, I exhort you in the name of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, be faithful and true, steadfast in the liberty 
wherewith Christ has made you free ; be not again en- 
tangled in the yoke of bondage. 

God bless the Little Kehukee Association, our corres- 
pondence and all the house of Israel that trust in His 
grace. Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. Amen. 

Your brother in Christ, I trust, 

K. W. Jones 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the 
Little Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satis- 
faction of our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of the 
principles of faith upon which we unite and will endeavor with the 
help of the Lord to maintain: 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, Eternal, unchange- 
able, of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy 
and truth, and that this God has revealed Himself in His word 
under the character of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to 
be divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known 
for the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in 
the books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for 
the purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men 
and angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal 
and unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright 
state, and being the head and representative of the whole human 
race, they being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in 
the same ruined state with himself, and they are partakers of and 
exposed to the miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as fallen 
creatures to keep the law of God perfectly, or to truly repent of 
his sins, or to believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy 
Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is im- 
possible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willing by 
divine grace to receive mercy. 

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7- We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by 
faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again 
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

g. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

io. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to 
religiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of 
seeking life and favor of the Lord by it, by only as a duty from the 
principle of love. 

ii. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper are gospel or- 
dinances, both belonging to> the converted as true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discip- 
line, and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, 
or churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, 
or maintaining any principle of practice contrary to the church 
judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of 
the just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and 
the joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the 
ordinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of 
hands 1 by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and 
satisfaction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, 
we ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church 
ought to be represented by the Messengers to advise each other in 
conference. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL, SESSION OF THE LITTLE 
KEHUKEE ASSOCIATION, CONVENED WITH THE CHURCH AT 
LITTLE TARBORO, Saturday before third Sunday in October, 1948 



SATURADY MORNING, October 16, 1948. 

After singing a hymn of praise and prayer by Elder 
Henry Harris, Elder K. W. Jones preached the Introductory 
Sermon. His text was from Eph. 4. 

The Moderator preached a brief sermon, sang hymn 536 
and dismissed with benediction. One hour for recess. 

SATURDAY EVENING. 

Conferene was opened by Elder A. L. Cooper by singing 
hymn 196 and offered prayer. He then pronounced the house 
ready for the transaction of business. 

On motion agreed Elder A. Hyman continue as Moder- 
ator of this Association and Elder K. W. Jones, Clerk. 

On motion, visiting brethren were invited to seats and 
take a part in our deliberations. 

On motion a door was opened for the reception of new 
members into fellowship. 

On motion the following committees were appointed : 
Finance : Savalis Hyman, Mac Council, Dred Dickens. 
On Arrangements : Henry Harris, Colonius Cotten, Dan 
Bellamy. 

Moved to send Elder A. L. Cooper and Bro. Geo. Sumner 
to the stand to preach ; Bro. Ransom Lloyd to record the 
preachers' texts. 

Moved to hear report from our correspondence. 

Elder A. L. Cooper from the Durham Association came 
forward with a file of minutes, reporting peace and desiring 
the friendly correspondence to, be kept up. Also Elder 
Thomas Best of Turners Swamp Association came forward 
with a file of minutes, reporting peace, desiring to continue 
the friendly correspondence. They were received, the Mod- 
erator and Clerk extending the right hand of fellowship. 

Both the Durham and Turners Swamp Associations chose 
the same messengers to visit them as last year. 

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Moved to call for report of churches. Their report was 
as follows : 
Church Messengers Contribution 

Bryant Chapel — D. Bellamy, K. "W. Jones $14.00 

Pleasant Grove — C. Battle, E. M. Freeman 20.00 

Thome's Hill — L. Joyner MacCouncil 16.00 

Hills Chapel — S. Hyman 6.00 

Little Tarboro — M. Langley 10.00 

Mount Ararat — H. Harris 15.00 

Total $81.00 

All messengers reported peace, so it was further moved 
the report of the messengers be received. 

Agreed that our next Association be held with Thome's 
Hill Church, Nash County, Elder Annanias Hyman was 
chosen to preach the introductory sermon. Elder Joe Louis, 
alternate. 

Moved to adjourn until Monday morning 9 o'clock. 

MONDAY, October 18, 1948. 

Elder Wm. Thompson opened conference with hymn 50 
and offered prayer. He then pronounced the house ready 
for the transaction of business. 

Moved to call the roll of churches ; all present. 

Saturday proceeding were read and received. The Cir- 
cular Letter was read and received and ordered attached 
to the minutes. 

Elder K. W. Jones was chosen to write the Circular 
Letter for our next session. 

Moved to send Bro. Harvey Armstrong and Bro. John 
Knight to the stand to preach for the people. Bro. Ransom 
Lloyd to record their texts. 

Agreeable to the choice of the messengers of both the 
Durham and Turners Swamp Associations, God willing, 
Elder A. Hyman, Elder K. W. Jones will visit their Asso- 
ciation next year. 

On motion the Finance Committee reports as follows: 

Contribution from churches $81.00 

Other collections 77.82 

Clerk's surplus refund 10.00 

Total $168.82 

Moved to have 250 minutes printed to be distributed 
among the churches, one to be retained in the Clerk's file. 

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Moved the Clerk be allowed $25.00 for printing the min- 
utes and $10.00 for his services. 

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks for the 
visitation of our corresponding brethren and sisters who 
come to help us in the good work. 

We were also glad to have with us Elder Julius O. Lloyd 
and brethren and sisters of Little Mt. Zion Union. 

DISBURSEMENTS : 

For printing minutes $25.00 

For ministers and messengers 94.00 

For Committee 18.00 

For use of F. B. Church and other exp. 15.82 

Donation to Mt. Ararat Church 8.00 

Left in Treasury 8.00 

Total $168.82 

After extending a vote of thanks to the Finance Com- 
mittee for their faithfulness and efficiency in the discharge 
of their duties, they were honorably discharged. 

The Moderator, after returning thanks to Almighty God 
for His many blessings during our three-day journey in 
worship here ; and after thanking the people of this com- 
munity for their kindness and hospitality in caring for our 
Association, sang hymn 618 and with a benediction dis- 
missed the congregation. 

The Association adjourned to the time and place of our 
next session. 

ELDER ANNANIAS HYMAN, Moderator 

ELDER K. W. JONES, Clerk 



ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning- 
Introductory Sermon by Elder K. W. Jones, Eph. 4. 
Elder A. Hyman closed, no special text. 
Saturday Morning 

Brother Cleo. Sumner preached from 2 Tim. 
Elder A. L. Cooper, St. Mark 1 :1 

Sunday Morning 

Bro. Harvey Armstrong, John 15 :1 
Elder Arthur Armstrong, Isa. 60:1 

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Elder Wm. Thompson 

Elder Andrew Coley, Rev. 2 :7. 

Elder Julius Lloyd, Ece. 3 :14-15 

Elder A. Hyman closed. Dismission hymn 284. 

Sunday Evening 

Elder Thomas Best, I am the Rose of Sharon 

Elder John T. Alston, John 10:4 

Elder Ernest Tillery, 2 Tim. 

Elder Henry Harris closed with hymn 624 

Elder K. W. Jones, benediction 

Monday Morning 

Bro. John Knight, Matt. 11:28 

Elder Harvey Armstrong, Isa. 4. 

Elder Joe Louis, no special text. 

The Moderator closed with hymn 618 and benediction. 



STANDING OF CHURCHES 

BRYANT CHAPEL — 2nd Sunday. Elder K. W. Jones, 
Pastor. Received by baptism, none ; by Letter, none ; Res- 
tored, none ; Dismissed, none ; Excluded, none, Deceased, 
none, Membership, 9. 

PLEASANT GROVE — 4th Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pas- 
tor. Received by baptism, none, by letter, none, Dismissed, 
none, Restored, none, Excluded, none, deceased, none, mem- 
bership, 21. 

THORNE'S HILL — 3rd Sunday. Elder K. W. Jones, Pastor. 
Received by baptism, none, by Letter, none, Excluded, none, 
Restored, none, deceased, 2, membership, 11 

HILLS CHAPEL — 3rd Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pastor. 
Received by baptism, none, by Letter, none, Dis., none, ex- 
cluded, none, deceased, none, membership, 4. 

LITTLE TARBORO — 2nd Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pastor 
Received by baptism, none, by Letter, none, dis., none, Res- 
tored, none, excluded, none, deceased, none, membership, 9. 

MOUNT ARARAT — 1st Sunday. Elder A. Hyman, Pastor. 
Received by baptism, none, by Letter, none, Excluded, none, 
Restored, none, deacased, none, membership, 16. 

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QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant Chapel — 2nd February, May, August, November. 
Thome's Hill — 3rd March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove — 4th March, June, September, December. 
Hill's Chapel — 3rd March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro — 2nd March, June, September, December. 
Mount Ararat — 1st March, June, September, December. 

ORDAINED ELDERS and their ADDRESSES 

Elder A. Hyman, R. F. D., Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder K. W. Jones, R. F. D. 2, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Joe Louis, R. F. D. 1, Whitakers, N C. 



CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Beloved Brethren : Complying with your request I 
now make the feeble attempt to write the Circular Letter 
for this session. 

We are grateful to Almighty Clod for His tender mercies 
and the many blessings bestowed upon us since we last met 
in an Associational capacity, the preservation of our lives, 
the ardent desire for the peace and liberty and good will, 
that spiritual uplift which cometh through Jesus Christ 
our Lord, for He is our peace who hath made both one and 
hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, 
and came and preached peace to you which were afar off 
and to them that were nigh. Eph. 3. 

So brethren, I feel to exhort you (though feeling un- 
worthy) be steadfast in the apostles' doctrine, holding fast 
to the profession of your faith without wavering, for He 
is faithful that promised. Amen. 

Yours for unity and bonds of peace. In hope of Christ, 

K. W. JONES 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little 
Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of the principles of 
faith upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the 
Lord to maintain : 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, Eternal, unchange- 
able, of infinite wisdom, power_ justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and 
truth t and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the 
character of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to 
be divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known 
for the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in 
the books of the Old and New Testatnents. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal 
and unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, 
they being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same 
ruined state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to 
the miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his 
sins, or to believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is im- 
possible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by 
divine grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again 
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to 
religiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of 
seeking life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the 
principle of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper are gospel or- 
dinances, both belonging to the converted as true believers. 

12. We believe every church is dependent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations^ councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, 
or maintaining any principle of practice contrary to the church 
judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of 
the just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and 

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the joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the 
ordinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of 
hands by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and 
satisfaction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, 
we ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church 
ought to be represented by the Messengers to advise each other 
in conference. 



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Nash County, N. C. 
October 18, 19, 20, 

1952 

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Of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Session of the Little Kehukee 

Association in Session with the Church at Pleasant Grove, 

October 18, 19, and 20, 1952. 

Elder K. W. Jones opened service with praise. Prayer was 
offered by Elder J. O. Lloyd. Elder K. W. Jones preached the 
Introductory Sermon.. 

The Moderator came forward and with remarks, and bene- 
diction, closed the morning service. Recess for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 18, 1952. 

Elder A. Hill opened conference with hymn 76, and prayer. 
He then pronounced the house ready for the transaction of 
business. 

1. Moved that Elder A. Hyman continue Moderator of this 
Association, and Elder K. W. Jones, Clerk. 

2. Moved that visiting brethren and members of our corres- 
pondence be invited to seats. 

3. Open door for new members. 

4. The following Committees were chosen : 

Finance : Sylvester Hyman, Johnnie Freeman, Joe W. Louis. 
Arrangements : Daniel Bellamy, Colonius Cotten, Ransom 
Loyd. 

5. Moved that we send Elder John Knight and Brother Geo. 
Sumner to the stand to preach. Brother Oscar Knight to re- 
cord the preachers' texts. 

6. Moved that we call for messengers from our correspon- 
dence. 

Durham Association : Elder A. L. Cooper came forward with 
file of Minutes, and a peace offering, desiring the friendly 
correspondence to be kept up. 

Turner Swamp : Elder Thomas Best with a file of Minutes, 
and peace offering, desiring to continue the friendly corres- 
pondence. 

7. Moved to call for report of churches of this Association. 
Their report was as follows : 



Bryant Chapel — K. W. Jones $10.00 

Pleasant Grove — C. Battle 20.00 

Thome's Hill — Lenora Jones 16.00 

Hill's Chapel — Sylvester Hyman 8.00 

Little Tarboro — M. Langley 11.00 

Mt. Ararat — Venus Reed 12.00 

Little Kehukee — Jno. Knight 15.00 

Conoho — R. Lloyd 6.00 

Mt. Zion — R. Lloyd, and J. Sherrod 22.00 



$120.00 



8. Moved the report of messengers be received. 

9. Agreed we hold our next session with the church at Bry- 
ant Chapel, Edgecombe Co., near Lawrence, N. C, beginning 
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in October 1953, continuing 
through Monday. Elder J. O. Lloyd to preach the Introductory 
Sermon, and Elder A. Hyman, alternate. 

10. Elder A. Hyman and Elder K. W. Jones accepted ap- 
pointments to visit the Durham, and also the Turner Swamp 
Associations in 1953. 

11. Moved that conference adjourn until Monday mornings 
at ten o'clock. Dismissed with hymn 505. Benediction by the 
Moderator. 

MONDAY MORNING, October 20, 1952. 

Conference was opened by Brother Mance Bullock, a hymn 
of praise, and pronounced the house ready for business. 

1. The roll of churches was called. All present. 

2. Saturday's proceedings were read and received. 

3. The Circular Letter was read, received, and ordered at- 
tached to the Minutes. 

4. Elder Jno. Knight was chosen to write the Circular Letter 
for our next session, 1953. 

5. Moved to send Brother Geo. Sumner and Brother Harvey 
Armstrong to the stand to preach. Brother Oscar Knight to 
record the preachers' texts. 

6. Agreed that we have 300 copies of our Minutes printed 
to be distributed among the churches, one to be retained on 

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the Clerk's file. The Clerk to have $30.00 for printing the Min- 
utes, and $10.00 for his services. 
7. Treasurer's report : 

Left in the treasury from last year $24.35 

Messengers' Expenses 12.00 

Balance left from 1951 $12.35 

The Finance Committee reported for 1952 session, total from 
all sources, $195.00. 

Report of Finance Committee : 

Received from the churches $120.00 

Received from other sources 75.00 

Total $195.00 

Expenses : 

Printing Minutes $30.00 

Clerk's Fee 10.00 

Building the Stand 20.00 

Ministers and messengers 82.00 

Other expenses 23.00 

Left in the Treasury 30.00 

Disposition of all funds $195.00 $195.00 

The Committee was kindly thanked for their services, and 
honorably discharged. 

On conclusion of business, the Moderator arose and after 
returning thanks to Almighty God for His wonderful blessing, 
and thanking the brethren and sisters and friends of this com- 
munity for their kindness and hospitality in caring for the 
Association, sang a hymn of praise, and with benediction, dis- 
missed the people Thus the Association adjourned to the 
time and place appointed. 

ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator, 

ELDER K. W. JONES, Clerk. 



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ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday a. m.: 

Elder K. W. Jones, Introductory Sermon. 

Elder A. Hyman, Moderator, closing remark, & benediction. 

Saturday p. m. 

Brother George Sumner, Matt. 16:16. 
Elder John Knight, John 3:3. 

Sunday Evening: 

Elder John Knight, no special text. 
Brother George Sumner, John 6:44. 
Elder T. B. Best, Matt. 11:28. 
Elder Arthur Cooper, no special text. 

Sunday a. m.: 

Elder Thos. Johnson, Hear ye the Word of God. 
Elder Abraham Hill, John 3. 
Elder Thomas Best, Matt. 11:28. 

Sunday p m.: 

Elder Ernest Tillery, no special text. 

Elder Artlhur Armstrong, My sheep hear my voice. 

Elder Arthur Cooper, no special text. 

Elder K. W. Jones, no special text. 

Elder J. O. Lloyd, 2 Tim. 9:8. 

Monday a. m.: 

Brother H. Armstrong, Isa. 6:1. 
Brother George Sumner, Rom. 4:6. 
Elder John Knight, John 1:1. 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dearly beloved Brethren, ministers and members of the 
Little Kehukee Association, and our correspondents in the 
Lord : Complying with your request, I make the feeble attempt 
to write the Circular Letter for this session of the Association. 

In the name of the Lord, I submit the following: 

I exhort you to be strong in the Lord and the power of His 
might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able 
to stand in the evil day against the temptations and threats 
of Satan. 

Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, 
and having on the breastplate of righteousness, your feet shod 
with the preparation of the gospel, the sword of the Spirit, 
which is the Word of God to shield you from all harm. 

Yours in Christ. 

— K. W. JONES 

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ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elders : 

A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 

K. W. Jones Rt. 2, Box 179, Tarboro, N. C. 

Joe Louis, R. F. D., Battleboro, N. C. 

J. 0. Lloyd, P. O. Box 142, Speed, N. C. 

Alfred Johnson, Rt 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Stephen Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmira, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant Chapel : 2nd in February, May, August, November. 
Thome's Hill : 3rd in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove: 4th in March, June, September, December. 
Hill's Chapel: 3rd in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : 2nd in March, June, September, December. 
Mt. Ararat : 1st in March, June, September, December, 
Little Conoho : 1st in February, May, August, November. 
Little Mt. Zion : 3rd in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee : 4th in February, May, August, November. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and 
truth, and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the 
character of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and an- 
gels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same 
ruined state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to 
the miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the im- 
puted righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again 
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. Wp believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seek- 
ing life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the prin- 
ciple of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordin- 
ances, both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or chur- 
ches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or main- 
taining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and 
the joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 

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faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in confer- 
ence. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one person shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderator in the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
consideration and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speak more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
lation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the As- 
sociation until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate any of the rules of the Associa- 
tion shall be dealt with by the Association at it deems proper. 

tive also. The Moderator shall announce the decision before he 
resumes his seat. 



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Minutes I 

OF THE 

Sixtieth 

Annual Session 
OF THE 

LITTLE KEHUKEE 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

LITTLE TARBORO CHURCH 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N. C. 
OCTOBER 15, 16, and 17, 

1955 



Next session convenes with Little Conoho Chuch, located 

at Oak City, N. C, Saturday before the third Sunday in 

October, 1956. 



Officers 

ELDER A. HYMAN Moderator 

J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

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2 THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST PUBLISHING HOUSE Q 

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Proceedings 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 15, 1955. 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Elder A. Hyman, 
after which he proceeded to preach the Introductory Sermon. 
No particular text. He was followed by Elder Stephen Johnson 
who preached the alternate sermon, singing hymn 503, text, 
Isa. "Who hath believed our report?" 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 15, 1955. 

After intermission of one hour messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder A. R. 
Neal. 

1. On motion that Elder A. Hyman continue Moderator of 
the Association and Brother J. P. Freeman, Clerk. 

2. On motion that all our visiting brethren be invited to seat 
and take part in our deliberations. 

3. On motion the door be opened for the reception of new 
members. 

4. On motion to choose three for Committees, Oscar Knight, 
Sylvalius Hyman, and Elder Joe Lewis. Finance Committee. 

5. On motion three were appointed for Arrangement Com- 
mittee, Elder Thomas Johnson, Elder Johnnie Knight and 
Colonious Cotton. 

6. On motion that Elders preach in the afternoon service 
as follows : Moved to send Elder Newsome and Elder Harvey 
Armstrong to the stand. Elder Harvey Armstrong's text John 
6 :47. Elder Newsome, no special text, and Elder Stephen 
Johnson to record the minister's text. 

7. On motion to call for the messengers for the correspond- 
ing associations. 

Turner Swamp : Elder A. Hill with a file of minutes and 
peace offering, desiring to continue the friendly correspondence. 

Durham : Minutes were sent to Elder Hyman and were pre- 
sented by him reporting all in peace and a desire to continue 
correspondence, a file of Minutes was presented also. 

8. On motion to call for the Committee on Arrangements. 
9. On motion to call for the list of churches. 



Bryant Chapel : Carrie Haywood, Oscar Knight $6.00 

Pleasant Grove: Elder Lewis, Hattie Mills 20.00 

Thorne Hill: Hill L. Jones, Viola Joyner 16.25 

Hill's Chapel: S. Hyman, M. White 5.25 

Little Tarboro: C. Cotton, M. H. Langley 12.00 

Mount Ararat: J. P. Freeman, V. Reid 12.00 

Little Kehukee : Elder S. Johnson, M. Bryant 12.00 

Little Conoho: O. Knight, A. Knight 14.00 

Received from Brother George Semeley 5.00 

Total $102.50 

10. On motion that the report of the messengers be received. 

11. On motion to put in petition for the next setting of our 
Association. By the request of Brother Oscar Knight the Asso- 
ciation was given to Little Conoho, near Oak City, North Caro- 
lina, beginning on Saturday before the third Sunday in Oct- 
ober, 1956, continuing through Monday. Elder A. Hyman to 
preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder Joe Lewis, alternate. 

12. It was moved and seconded that Elder A. Hyman and 
Elder Johnnie Knight visit Durham and Turner Swamp Asso- 
ciations in 1956. 

13. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morning 
at 10 o'clock. Dismissed with hymn 505. Benediction by the 
Moderator. 

MONDAY MORNING, October 17, 1955. 

Conference was opened by Elder Joe Lewis, singing hymn 

490. Praise and prayer. The house was now open for business. 

1. On motion the roll of churches be called. All were present. 

2. On motion that Saturday's proceedings be read, and they 
were received. 

3. On motion the Circular Letter was read and received 
and ordered attached to the Minutes. 

4. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight was chosen to write 
our Circular Letter for our next session in 1956. 

5. On motion to send Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder 
Johnnie Knight to the stand. And Elder Knight to record 
the preachers' texts. 

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6. On motion that we have one hundred and fifty copies of 
our Minutes printed, to be distributed among churches, one to 
be retained in the Clerk's file, the Clerk to have twenty-five 
dollars and twenty cents for printing the Minutes, and ten 
dollars for his service. 

Treasurer's report for 1955 $ 10.75 

Received from the churches 102.50 

Contributions 80.15 

Total amount $182.65 

EXPENSES : 

For printing the Minutes •• $ 25.20 

Clerk's fee 10.00 

For the Moderator 15.00 

For use of the church 12.00 

For ministers and all other expenses 144.65 

Left in the treasury 38.00 

Total of all funds $182.65 

The Committee was kindly thanked for their services and 
honorably discharged. Our conclusion of business, the Moder- 
ator arose and after returning thanks to Almighty God for His 
wonderful blessings, and thanking the brethren and sisters and 
friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality, 
sang a hymn of praise, and with benediction, dismissed the 
people. Thus the Association adjourned to the time and place 
appointed. 

ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator, 
BROTHER J. P. FREEMAN, Clerk. 



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ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: 

Elder A. Hyman, Introductory Sermon, no particular text. 
Elder Stephen Johnson, alternate sermon, Isa. "Who hath 

believed our report?" 
Elder A. Hyman, Mod., closing remarks and benediction. 

Saturday Afternoon: 

Elder Newsome, no special text. 
Elder Harvey Armstrong, John 6:47. 

Sunday Morning: 

Elder H. Armstrong, opened service with praise and 

prayer, hymn 353. Text, Rom. 9:1. 
Elder A. R. Neal, hymn 73, no special text. 
Elder Arthur Armstrong, hymn 38, text: "I am the true 

vine, and My Father is the Husbandman." 
Elder Stephen Johnson, hymn 382, text from Gen. 
Elder Tillery, hymn 141, text John 3:16. 

Sunday Afternoon: 

Elder A. Hill, hymn 73, text from Isa. 

Elder Joe Lewis, hymn 400, no particular text. 

Elder A. Cooper, hymn 3, text, "I am not the Light." 

Monday Morning: 

Conference was opened by Elder Joe Lewis, hymn 490. Moved to 
call for the list of churches. All were present. On motion to send 
Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder Johnnie Knight to the stand. Elder 
Knight to record the preachers' texts. 

Elder Thomas Johnson, text from Isa. 

Elder Johnnie Knight, text Isa. 60:12. , 

It was moved and seconded that the Circular Letter be re- 
ceived and attached to the Minutes. 



CIRCULAR LETTER 



Dearly beloved brethren, ministers and members of the Little 
Kehukee Association, and our correspondents in the Lord: 

Complying with your request, I make the feeble attempt to 
write the Circular Letter for this session of the Association. In 
the name of the Lord, I submit the following : 

I exhort you to be strong in the Lord, and the power of His 
might. Put on the armor of God, that ye may be able to stand 
in the evil day against the temptations and threats of Satan. 

Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with the truth. 

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and having on the breastplate of righteousness, your feet 
shod with the preparation of the gospel, the sword of the Spirit, 
which is the Word of God to shield you from all harm. 
i Yours in Christ, — Elder A. Hyman. 



ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elders : 

A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 

J. Lewis, Rt. 1, Battleboro, N. C. 

Alfred Johnson, Rt, 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Stephen Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmyra, N. C. 

Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 79, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant Chapel : Second in February, May, August, November. 
Thorne 's Hill : Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove : Fourth in March, June, September, December. 
Hill 's Chapel : Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : Second in March, June, September, December. 
Mt. Ararat : First in March, June, September, December. 
Little Conoho : First in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee : Fourth in February, May, August, November. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the character 
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again by 
the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seeking 
life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the principle 
of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordinances, 
both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

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15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 
faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each churoh ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in conference. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Th Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one perso i shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderator in the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
considera f ion and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speaek more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is feeing transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
lation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Associtaion until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate ony of the rules of the Associtaion 
shall be deait with by the Association as it deems proper. 



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OF THE 

Sixty-First 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

Little Kehukee 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 
Little Conoho Church 

OAK CITY, N. C. 
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 



1956 



Next session convenes with Thome's Hill Church located 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Saturday before the third 

Sunday in October, 1957. 

OFFICERS 

ELDER A. HYMAN Moderator 

J. P. FREEMAN Clerk. 

OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 






THE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST PUBLISHING HOUSE 
ELOH COLLEGE, NORTH CAROLINA 






Proceedings 

OF THE SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LITTLE 

KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH 

LITTLE CONOHO CHURCH, OAK CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, 

October 20, 21, 22, 1956. 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 20, 1956. 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Brother C. 
Cotton. The meeting was opened after which Elder A. Hyman 
proceeded to preach the Introductory Sermon. No particular 
text. He was followed by Elder Johnnie Knight who preached 
the alternate sermon. Elder Hyman came forth singing hymn 
229 after which we closed for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 20, 1956. 

After intermission of one hour, messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder A. Hill 
singing hymn 141. The conference then proceeded to business. 

1. On motion, Elder A. Hyman continue as Moderator of 
the Association and Brother J. P. Freeman, Clerk. 

2. On motion Brother Oscar Knight be the Assistant Clerk. 

3. On motion that all visiting brethren be invited to seats 
and take part in our deliberations. 

4. On motion the door be opened for the reception of new 
members. 

5. A Committee on Finance was appointed as follows : 0. 
Knight, S. Hyman, and Elder Joe Louis. 

6. A Committee on Arrangements was appointed as follows : 
Brother C. Cotton, Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder Johnnie 
Knight. 

7. On motion that Elders preach in the afternoon service 
as follows : Moved to send Brother George Simmons and Elder 
Neal to the stand. Brother George Simmons, no specal text, 
and Elder Neal's text, John 6:47. 

Elder Stephen Johnson to record the ministers' texts. 

8. On motion, to call for the messengers for the correspond- 
ing associations : 

Turner Swamp : Elder A. Hill represented, making loving 
remarks and presenting a file of minutes desiring to continue 
the friendly correspondence. 



Durham : Elder Neal with praise and love reporting all in 
peace and desiring to continue correspondence. 

9. On motion to call for the Committee on Arrangements. 

10. On motion to call for the list of churches : 

Bryant Chapel: Carrie Haywood, Oscar Knight $ 6.00 

Pleasant Grove: Carrie Battle, Elder Joe Lewis 20.00 

Thorne Hill: Lenora Jones, Romanda Parker 16.00 

Hill's Chapel: S. Hyman, M. White 4.50 

Little Tarboro: M. Langley, C. Cotton- 12.00 

Mount Ararat: V. Reid, J. P. Freeman 12.00 

Little Kehukee: M. Shields, Elder T. Johnson 12.00 

Little Conoho, M. Knight, A. Knight 15.05 

Total $97.55 

11. On motion that the report of messengers be received. 

12. On motion to put in petition for the next sitting of our 
Association. By the request of Sister Jones the Association was 
given to Thorne Hill beginning on Saturday before the third 
Sunday in October, 1957, continuing through Monday. Elder 
Johnnie Knight to preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder 
A. Hyman, alternate. 

13. It was moved and seconded that Elder A. Hyman and 
Elder Johnnie Knight visit the Durham and Turner Swamp 
Associations in 1957. 

14. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morn- 
ing at 10 :00 o 'clock. Dismissed with hymn 505. Benediction 
by the Moderator. 

MONDAY MORNING, October 22, 1956. 

Conference was opened by Elder Stephen Johnson, singing 
hymn 3. Praise and prayer. The house was now opened for 
business. 

1. On motion the roll of churches be called. All were present. 

2. On motion that Saturday's proceedings be read, and they 
were received. 

3. On motion the Circular Letter was read and received and 
ordered attached to the Minutes. 

4. On motion that Elder Stephen Johnson was chosen to 
write our Circular Letter for our next session in 1957. 

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5. On motion to send Elder Johnnie Knight and Elder 
Thomas Johnson to the stand. And Brother Oscar Knight to 
record the preachers' texts. 

6. On motion that we have one hundred and fifty copies of 
our Minutes printed, to be distributed among churches, one to 
be retained in the Clerk's file, the Clerk to have $25.20 for 
printing the Minutes, and $10.00 for his service. 

Treasurer's report for 1956 $ 10.75 

Received from churches 97.55 

Contributions 51.05 

Total Amount $159.35 

EXPENSES : 

For printing the Minutes $ 25.20 

Clerk's Fee 10.00 

Moderator 15.00 

Building the stand 20.00 

For ministers and all other expenses 134.15 

Left in Treasury 25.20 

Total of all funds $159.35 

The Committee was kindly thanked for their services and 
honorably discharged. Our conclusion of business, the Modera- 
tor arose and after returning thanks to Almighty God for His 
wonderful blessings, and thanking the brethren and sisters and 
friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality 
sang a hymn of praise, and with benediction, dismissed the 
people. Thus the Association adjourned to the time and place 
appointed. 

ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator 
BROTHER J. P. FREEMAN, Clerk 



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ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: 

Elder A. Hyman, Introductory Sermon, no particular text 

Elder J.ohnnie Knight, no particular text 

Elder A. Hyman, Mod., closing remarks and benediction 
Saturday Afternoon: 

Brother George Simmons, no special text 

Elder A. R. Neal, John 6:47 
Sunday Morning: 

Elder Newsome, opened service with praise and prayer, 
hymn 364, text: "I am the true vine, and my Father 
is the Husbandman." 

Elder A. R. Neal, hymn 3, text, God so loved the world that 
he gave his only begotten son. 

Elder Thomas Johnson, hymn 254, text: Jer. 25. 

Elder Wave, hymn 47, text, Heb. 4:32. 

Elder Alfred Johnson, hymn 209, text Matt. 15:13. 
Sunday Afternoon: 

Elder Arthur Armstrong, hymn 3, text Isaiah 14. 

Elder A. Hill, hymn 189, no particular text. 

Elder Stephen Johnson, text, Luke 14. 
Monday Morning: 

Conference was opened by Elder Stephen Johnson, hymn 490. Moved 
to call for the list of churches. All were present. On motion to send 
Elder Johnnie Knight and Elder Thomas Johnson to the stand. Brother 
Oscar Knight to record the preachers' texts. 

Elder Johnnie Knight, text, Isaiah 40:11. 

Elder Thomas Johnson, text, Isaiah 48:47. 
It was moved and seconded that the Circular Letter be received and 
attached to the Minutes. 



CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dearly beloved brethren, ministers of the Little Kehnkee 
Association and our correspondents in the Lord. Complying 
with your request, I make the poor, feeble attempt to write the 
Circular Letter for this session of the Association in the name 
of the Lord. I submit as follows : 

I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that 
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable 
unto God which is your reasonable service and be not conformed 
to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing- of your 
mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and 
perfect will of God. 
Yours as ever, I trust, 

Elder Johnnie Knight 
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ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elders : 

A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 

J. Lewis, Rt. 1, Battleboro, N. C. 

Alfred Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Stephen Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmyra, N. C. 

Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 79, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 
Bryant Chapel : Second in February, May, August, November. 
Thorne 's Hill : Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove : Fourth in March, June, September, December. 
Hill 's Chapel : Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : Second in March, June, September, December. 
Mt. Ararat : First in March, June, September, December. 
Little Conoho : First in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee : Fourth in February, May, August, November. 

ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the character 
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 

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will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again by 
the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seeking 
life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the principle 
of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordinances, 
both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 
faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in conference. 



RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Th Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one perso.i shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderator in the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
consideration and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speaek more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
lation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names >of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Associtaion until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate ony of the rules of the Associtaion 
shall be dealt with by the Association as it deems proper. 

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Minutes 

OF THE 

Sixty-Second 

Annual Session 

OF THE 

Little Kehukee 

Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Thome's Hill Church 

Nash County, Thorne Hill, N. C. 
OCTOBER 19, 20, 21, 

1957 



OFFICERS 

ELDER A. HYMAN Moderator 

J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 



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Proceedings 

OF THE SIXTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

LITTLE KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Held with the Church at Thome's Hill, Nash County, N. C. 

October 19, 20, 21, 1957. 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 19, 1957 
Service was opened by praise and prayer by Brother C. Cotton. 
The meeting was opened after wnich Elder Johnnie Knight pro- 
ceeded to preach the introductory se mon. He was followed by 
Elder A. Hyman who preached the alternate sermon. Elder 
Hyman sang hymn 229 after which we closed for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 19, 1957 

After intermission of one hour messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder Cooper. 
The conference then proceeded to business. 

1. On motion, Elder A. Hyman continue as Moderator of the 
Association and Brother J. P. Freeman, Clerk 

2. On motion Brother Oscar Knight be Assistant Clerk. 

3. On motion that all visiting brethren be invited to seats 
and take part in our deliberations feeling themselves at home. 

4. On motion the door be opened for the reception of new 
members. 

5. A committee on Finance was appointed as follows : 0. 
Knight, S. Hyman and Elder Joe Louis. 

6. A Committee on Arrangements was appropriated as fol- 
lows: 

Brother Jessie Cobb, Bro. C. Cotton and Bro. John Johnson. 

7. On motion that Elders preach in the afternoon service as 
follows : Moved to send Brother George Simmons and Elder 
Thomas Johnson to the stand, Brother George Simmons, no 
special text, and Elder Thomas Johnson text, Isa. 14 :47. 

Brother C. Cotton to record the minister's text. 

8. On motion, to call for the messengers for the corresponding 
associations : 

Turner Swamp : Elder A. Hill represented, making loving 
remarks and presenting a file of minutes desiring to continue 
the friendly correspondence. 



Durham : Elder Neal with praise and love reporting all in 
peace and desiring to continue correspondence. 

9. On motion to call for the committee on arrangements. 

10. On motion to call for the list of churches. 
Bryant Chapel : Elder Johnnie Knight, Sister Carrie 

Haywood $6.00 

Pleasant Grove: Carrie Battle, Eld. Joe Lewis 20.00 

Thorne Hill : Lenora Jones, Viola Joyner 16.00 

Hill's Chapel : S. Hyman, M. White 7.00 

Little Tarboro: Mary Langley, C. Cotton 12.00 

Mount Ararat: V. Reid and J. P. Freeman 12.00 

Little Kehukee : Rebecca Knight, Eld. Stephen Johnson . . 12.00 

Little Conoho : Auska Knight, Mammie Knight 15.00 

Total $100.00 

11. On motion that the report of the messengers be received. 

12. On motion to put in petition for the next setting of our 
Association. By request of Brother J. P. Freeman the Assoc, 
was given to Mount Ararat beginning on Saturday before the 
third Sunday in October, 1958, continuing through Monday. 
Elder Johnnie Knight to preach the Introductory Sermon and 
Elder A. Hyman, alternate. 

13. It was moved and seconded that Elder A. Hyman and 
Elder Johnnie Knight visit the Durham and Turner Swamp 
Association in 1958. 

14. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morn- 
ing at 10 :00 o 'clock. Dismissed with hymn 440, benediction 
by the Moderator. 

MONDAY MORNING, October 21, 1957 

Conference was opened by Elder Harvey Armstrong, singing 
hymn 133, praise and prayer. The house was now opened for 
business. 

1. On motion the roll of churches be called, all present. 

2. On motion that Saturday's proceedings be read, and they 
were received. 

3 .On motion the Circular Letter was read and received and 
ordered attached to the minutes. 

4. On motion that Elder A. Hyman as was chosen to write 

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our Circular Letter for 1958. 

5. On motion to send Brother George Simmons, Elder Stephen 
Johnson, Elder Harvey Armstrong to the stand, and Brother 
John Johnson to record the preachers' texts. 

6. On motion that we have one hundred and fifty copies of 
our minutes printed, to be distributed among the churches, one 
to be retained in the Clerk's file, the Clerk to have $25.20 for 
printing the minutes and $10.00 for his services, and $1.00 for 
the Assistant Clerk. 

Treasurer's report for 1957 $38.00 

Received from churches 100.00 

Contributions . 95.20 

Total Amount $195.20 

Expenses : 

For printing the minutes . $25.20 

Clerk's Fee 10.00 

Assistant Clerk . 4.00 

Moderator 15.00 

Building the stand 20.00 

Paid to Minnisters 46.00 

Paid to Committee 10.00 

Paid to Disabled 15.00 

Donated Mount Ararat . 15.00 

Left in Treasury 35.00 

Total of all Funds $195.20 



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The committee was kindly thanked for their services and hon- 
orably discharged. On conclusion of business the Moderator 
arose and after returning thanks to Almighty God for His won- 
derful blessings and thanking the brethren and sisters and 
friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality, 
sang hym of praise, and with benediction dismissed the people. 
Thus the Association adjourned to the time and place appointed. 
ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator 
BROTHER J. P. FREEMAN, Clerk 



ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning : Elder Johnnie Knight, introductory sermon 
Elder A. Hyman, text Elder A. Hyman closing remarks and 
benediction 
Saturday Afternoon : Brother George Simmons, text, Elder 

Thomas Johnson, text 
Sunday Morning : Elder Harvey Armstrong, opened service 
with praise and prayer, hymn 433, text, Isa. 6 :7, Elder Cooper 
Hymn 141, no special text, Elder Johnnie Knight, Jonah 1 :1 
Sunday Afternoon : Elder Author Armstrong opened service 
with praise and prayer, hymn 356, text Isa. 37, Elder Neal, 
hymn 201, no special text, Elder Thomas Johnson, hymn 524, 
text, Ezk. 9 :31, Elder A. Hyman, text, The hand writing on 
the wall. 
Monday Morning. 

Conference was. opened by Elder Harvey Armstrong with 
praise and prayer, hymn 133. Moved to call for the list of 
churches. All were present. On motion to send Brother George 
Simmons, Elder Thomas Johnson and Harvey Armstrong to the 
stand. Brother John Johnson to read the preachers' texts. 

Brother George Simmons, text, Jer. 25, Elder Thomas Johnson 
text Heb. 4, Elder Harvey Armstrong, text Isa. 3 :14. 

It was moved and seconded that the Circular Letter be .re- 
ceived and attached to the minutes. 

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CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dearly beloved Brethren, ministers and members of the Little 
Kehukee Association and our correspondents in the Lord : 

Complying with your request, I make a feeble attempt to 
write the Circular Letter for this session of the Association. 

In the name of the Lord I submit the following : 

I exhort you to be strong in the Lord and the power of His 
might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able 
to stand in the evil day against the temptations and threats 
of Satan. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with 
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, your feet 
shod with the word of God to shield you from all harm. 

Your brother in Christ, I trust, 

Elder Stephen Johnson 



ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 

Joe Louis, Rt. 3, Battleboro, N. C. 

Alfred Johnson, R. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Stephen Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17. Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmyra, N. C. 

Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 79, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant Chapel : Second in February, May, August, November. 
Thome's Hill: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove: Fourth in March, June, Sept., December. 
Hill's Chapel: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : Second in March, June, September, December. 
Mount Ararat : Fifrst in March, June, September, December. 
Little Conoho: First in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee : Fourth in February, May, August, November. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the character 
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again by 
the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seeking 
life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the principle 
of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordinances, 
both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 

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faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each churoh ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in conference. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Th Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one perso 1 shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
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3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
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4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speaek more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
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9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Associtaion until all tha other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate ony of the rules of the Associtaion 
shall be dealt with by the Association as it deems proper. 



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I Minutes s 

OF THE 

Sixty-third 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

little Kehukee 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Mount Ararat Church 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, TARBORO, N. C. 
OCTOBER 18, 19, 20, 

*<1958]&* 



—OFFICERS — 
ELDER A. HYMAN Moderator 

ELDER J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 



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Proceedings 

OF THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LITTLE 

KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH 

THE CHURCH AT MOUNT ARARAT, EDGECOMBE COUNTY, 

NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 18, 19, 20, 1958. 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 18, 1958 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Elder A. Hyman. 

The meeting was opened after which Elder Johnnie Knight 
proceeded to preach the introductory sermon. He sang hymn 
356 and chose for his text James 2 :4. 

He was followed by Elder A. Hyman who preached the alter- 
nate sermon. Elder Hyman sang hymn 316 and took his text 
from John 6. The morning session was closed for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 18, 1958. 

After intermission of one hour messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder A. Hill. 
The conference then proceeded to business. 

1. On motion Elder A. Hyman continue as Moderator of 
the Association and Elder J. P. Freeman continue as Clerk, and 
Brother Oscar Knight Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that all visiting brethren be invited to seats 
and take part in our deliberations feeling themselves at home. 

3. On motion the door be opened for the reception of new 
members. 

4. A committee on Finance was appointed as follows: 0. 
Knight, Elder Joe Lewis, Brother Sylvalius Hyman. 

5. A committee on Arrangements was appointed, as 
follows: Brother C. Cotton, Brother Jessie Cobb, Brother John 
Johnson. 

6. On motion that Elders preach in the afternoon service 
as follows : Moved to send Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder 
Harvey Armstrong to the stand. Brother Sylvalius Hyman to 
record the ministers' texts. Elder Thomas Johnson text, Isa. 
14:47, and Elder Harvey Armstrong, no special text. 

7. On motion to appoint three to arrange preaching for 
tomorrow: Brother C. Cotton, Brother Jesse Cobb, and Brother 



John Johnson. 

8. On motion, to call for the messengers for the correspond- 
ing Associations: 

Turner Swamp : Elder A. Hill represented, making loving 
remarks and presenting a file of minutes and desiring to con- 
tinue the friendly correspondence. Elder J. A. Armstrong, 
his alternate. 

Durham: A. R. Neal with praise and love reporting all in 
peace and presenting a file of minutes and desiring the same 
friendly correspondence to continue. 

9. On motion to call for the list of churches. 

Bryant Chapel : Brother Oscar Knight, Sister Carrie Hay- 
wood— $6.00. 

Pleasant Grove: Carrie Battle, Elder Joe Lewis — $20.00 

Thorne Hill : Lenora Jones, Viola Joyner — $16.00. 

Hill's Chapel: M. White, S. Hyman— $7.00. 

Little Tarboro: C. Cotton, Mary Langley— $12.00. 

Mount Ararat: Elder J. P. Freeman, V. Reid— $12.00. 

Little Kebukee: Brother John H. Johnson, Elder Stephen 
Johnson— $12.00. 

Little Conoho : Sister Alvania Knight, Sister Mamie Knight 
— $15X0. Total— $100.00. 

10. On motion that the report of the messengers be received. 

11. On motion to put in petition for the next sitting of our 
Association. By request of Sister Carrie Haywood, the Asso- 
ciation was given to Bryant's Chapel beginning on the Saturday 
before the third Sunday in October, 1959, continuing through 
Monday. Elder A. Hyman is to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon, and Elder Knight, alternate. 

12. It was moved and seconded that Elder A. Hyman and 
Elder Johnnie Knight visit the Durham and Turner Swamp 
Association in 1959. 

13. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morn- 
ing at 9:00 o'clock. Dismissed with hymn 184, benediction by 
the Moderator. 



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MONDAY MORNING, October 20, 1958 

Conference was opened, by Elder George Sumner, singing 
hymn 533, praise and prayer. The house was now open for 
business. 

1. On motion the roll of churches be called, all present. 

2. On motion that Saturday's proceedings be read, and 
they were received. 

3. On motion the Circular Letter was read and received 
and ordered attached to the minutes. 

4. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight be chosen to 
write our Circular Letter for 1959. 

5. On motion to send Elder George Sumner and Elder 
Thomas Johnson to the stand, and Sister Alvania Knight to 
record the preachers' texts. 

6. On motion that we have one hundred and fifty copies of 
the minutes printed to be distributed among the churches, one 
to be retained in the Clerk's file, the Clerk to have $27.50 for 
printing the minutes, and $10.00 for his service and $4.00 for 
the Assistant Clerk. 

Treasurer's report for 1958 $ 2.70 

Received from the churches 100.00 

Contributions 117.40 

Total amount $220X0 

Expenses : 

For printing the minutes $27.70 

Clerk's Fee 10.00 

Assistant Clerk 4.00 

Moderator 15.00 

Building the stand 20 00 

Paid to ministers 52.00 

Paid to Committee 11.00 

Donated to Little Tarboro 7.70 

Use of the Church 10.C0 

Put in Treasury 60.00 

Total of all Funds $217.40 

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The committee was kindly thanked for their services and 
honorably discharged. On conclusion of business the Moderator 
arose and after returning thanks to Almighty God for His won- 
derful blessings and thanking the brethren and sisters and 
friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality, 
sang hymn of praise, and with benediction dismissed the people. 
Thus the Association adjourned to the time and place appointed. 
ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator 
ELDER J. P. FREEMAN, Clerk 



ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning : Elder Johnnie Knight, introductory ser- 
mon, text James 2 :4, Elder A. Hyman, his alternat, text John 
6, closing remarks and benediction for the morning service. 

Saturday Afternoon : Elder Thomas Johnson, no special text, 
Elder Harvey Armstrong, no special text. 

Sunday Morning : Elder Harvey Armstrong opened service 
with praise and prayer, hymn 334, text Isa. 6 :1, Elder George 
Sumner, John 3 :12, Elder Roy Thompson, Timothy 1, Elder 
Johnnie Knight, Isa. 6 :1, Elder A. Armstrong, text Matt. 16. 

Sunday Afternoon : Elder Johnnie Freemon opened service 
with praise and prayer, hymn 363, text John 11, Elder A. R. 
Neal, no special text, Elder A. Hyman closed with brief remarks. 

MONDAY MORNING 

Conference was opened by Elder Gearge Sumner with praise 
and prayer. Hymn 533. Moved to call for the list of churches. 
All were present. On motion that Saturday's proceedings 
be read and the same received. 

On motion to send Elder George Sumner and Elder Thomas 
Johnson; and Sister Alvania Knight is to record the ministers' 
texts. 

It was moved and seconded that the Circular Letter be re- 
ceived and attached to the minutes. 



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CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Brethren, I exhort you in the name of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, be faithful and true, steadfast in the liberty where-with 
Christ hath made you free. Be not entangled in the yoke of 
bondage. Hold fast to the profession of your faith without 
wavering, for He is faithful that promised. 

God bless this Association, our correspondents, and all the 
true house of Israel that trust His grace. 

Grace be unto you and peace be multiplied. Amen. 

Yours in blessed hope, 

A. HYMAN 
ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 
A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 
Alfred Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
Stephen Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmyra, N. C. 
Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 79, Tarboro, N. C. 
Johnie J. Freeman, Rt. 1, Box 80, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 
Bryant's Chapel: Second in February, May, August, November. 
Thome's Hill: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove : Fourth in March, June, September, December. 
Hill's Chapel: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro : Second in March, June, September, December. 
Mount Ararat. First in March, June, September, December. 
Little Conoho : First in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee : Fourth in February, May, August, November. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the character 
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again by 
the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seeking 
life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the principle 
of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordinances, 
both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

18. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 

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faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in conference. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Th Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one perso.i shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderator in the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
considera f ion and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speaek more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
lation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Associtaion until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate ony of the rules of the Associtaion 
shall be deait with by the Association as it deems proper. 



STATISTICAL TABLE 



CHURCHES 


MESSENGERS 


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Bryant's Chapel . . . 
Pleasant Grove 

Thome's Hill 

Hill's Chapel 

Little Kehukee 
Little Conoho 


Carrie Haywood, Bro. O. Knight . . 
Sis. Carrie Battle, Eld. Joe Louis . 
Sis. Lenora Jones, Sis. V. Joyner . . 
Savalius Hyman, Mattie White 
Bro. C. Cotton, Sis. Mary Langlev. 
Eld. J. P. Freeman, Sis. V. S. Reid. 
Eld. S.Johnson, Bro. John Johnson. 
Sis. A. Knight, Sis. Mamie Knight. . 


1 


1 

1 


2 

14 

4 

7 
8 
13 
8 
6 


$ 6.00 
20.00 
16.00 
7.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
15.00 



Minutes 

OF THE 

Sixty-Fourth 

Annual Session 

OF THE 

Little Kehukee 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

BRYANTS CHAPEL 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, TARBORO, N. C. 

OCTOBER 24, 25, 26, 



OFFICERS 

ELDER A. HYMAN Moderator 

ELDER J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 



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Proceedings 

OF THE SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LITTLE 

KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD AT 

BRYANTS' CHAPEL CHURCH, EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N. C. 

OCTOBER 24, 25, 26, 1959. 

SATURDAY MORNING, October 24, 1959 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Deacon Colanous 
Cotton. The meeting was opened after which Elder A. Hyman 
sang hymn 158 and preached the Introductory Sermon. He 
chose for his text, A handwriting on the wall. 

He was followed by Elder Johnnie Knight who preached the 
alternate sermon. Then Elder A. Hyman arose and sang hymn 
695 and closed for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, October 24, 1959 

After intermission of one hour messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder 
Marshal Cooper. The conference then proceeded to business. 

1. On motion Elder A. Hyman continue as Moderator of the 
Association and Elder Johnnie Freeman continue as Clerk, 
and Deacon Oscar Knight, Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that all visiting brethren be invited to seats 
and take part in our deliberations feeling themselves at home. 

3. On motion the door be opened for the reception of new 
members. 

4. A Committee on Finance was appointed as follows: 
Deacon Oscar Knight and Elder J. P. Freeman. 

5. A Committee on Arrangements was appointed as follows : 
Brother C. Cotton and Brother William Umstead. 

6. On motion that Elders preach in the afternoon service 
as follows : Moved to send Elder Harvey Armstrong and Elder 
Marshal Cooper to the stand. Deacon Oscar Knight to record 
the texts. 

7. On motion to arrange preaching for tomorrow. Deacon 
Oscar Knight and Elder J. P. Freeman. 



8. On motion to call for messengers of the Corresponding 
Associations : 

Turner Swamp : Elder A. Hill represented, making loving 
remarks and presented a file of minutes and desiring to con- 
tinue the friendly correspondence. Elder J. A. Armstrong his 
alternate. 

Durham : Elder A. R. Neal with praise and love reporting all 
in peace and presenting a file of minutes and desiring the 
same friendly correspondence to continue. Elder Roy Thompson, 
his alternate. 

9. On motion to call for the list of churches. 

Bryants Chapel : Oscar Knight, Sister Alvania Knight. $6.00. 

Mount Ararat: Sister Venus Reid, Elder J. P. Freeman, 
$12.00. 

Thorne Hill : Sister Lenora Jones and Sister Viola Joyner. 
$16.00. 

Little Tarboro : Sister Mary Langly and Brother C. Cotton. 
$10.00. 

Pleasant Grove: Sister Carrie Battel and William Umstead. 
$20.00. 

Hills Chapel : Elder A. Hyman and Sister Mittie White. $2.00. 

Little Kehukee: Brother John Johnson and Rebecca Knight. 
$ol2.00. 

Little Conoho : Oscar Knight and Sister Mamie Knight. $15.00. 

Total— $93.00 

10. On motion that the report of the messengers be received. 

11. On motion to put in petition for the next sitting of our 
Association. By request of Brother William Umstead the Asso- 
ciation w T as given to Pleasant Grove Church, beginning on the 
Saturday before the third Sunday in October 1960, continuing 
through Monday. Elder A. Hyman to preach the Introductory 
Sermon and Elder Johnnie Knight his alternate. 

12. It was moved and seconded that Elder A. Hyman and 
Elder Johnnie Knight visit the Durham, and Turner Swamp 
Association in 1960. 

13. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morn- 
ing at 9 :00 o'clock. Dismissed with hymn on page four, 
benediction by the Moderator. 

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MONDAY MORNING, October 26, 1959 

Conference was opened by Deacon C. Cotton with praise. 
The house was now open for business. 

1. On motion the roll of churches be called, all present. 

2. On motion that Saturday's proceedings be read, and they 
were received. 

3. On motion the Circular Letter was read and received and 
ordered attached to the minutes. 

4. On motion that Elder Thomas Johnson be chosen to write 
our Circular Letter for 1960. 

5. On motion to send Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder 
George Sumner to the stand to preach for the people. Deacon 
C. Cotton to record the texts. 

6. On motion that Ave have one hundred and fifty copies of 
the minutes printed to be distributed among churches, one to be 
retained in the Clerk's file; the Clerk to have $27.50 for print- 
ing the minutes and $10.00 for his service and $4.00 for the 
Assistant Clerk. 

Treasurer's report for 1959 $22.70 

Received from the churches 93.00 

Contributions 85.00 

Contributions 85.00 $200.99 

Expenses : 

Printing the minutes $27.70 

Clerk's Fee 10.00 

Assistant Clerk 4.00 

Moderator 15.00 

Building the stand 20.00 

Paid to Elders 55.00 

Paid to Committee 3.00 

Give to Widows 5.59 

Use of Church 6.00 

Put in Treasury 36.00 $178.29 

The Committee was thanked for their services and honorably 
discharged. On conclusion of business the Moderator arose and 
after returning thanks to Almighty God for His wonderful 
blessings and thanking the brethren and sisters and friends of 

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this community for their kindness and hospitality, sang hymn 
of praise, and with benediction dismissed the people. 

Then the Association adjourned to the time and place 
appointed. 

ELDER A. HYMAN, Moderator 
ELDER J. P. FREEMAN, Clerk 

ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: Elder A. Hyman, introductory sermon, 
text, Daniel 7 :4 ; Elder Johnnie Knight his alternate, no special 
text; closing remarks and benediction for the morning service. 

Saturday Afternoon: Elder Harvey Armstrong, David Psa. 
23; Elder Marshal Cooper, Ezek. 22. 

Sunday Morning : Elder Harvey Armstrong opened service 
with praise and prayer; hymn 3, text Ezek. 22; Elder J. P. 
Freeman, hymn 337, text Luke 3 :12 ; Elder Marshall Cooper, 
hymn 27, text Ezekiel 22; Elder Johnnie Knight, hymn 76, 
text, Gen. 2:4, Elder A. R. Neal, hymn 490, no special text. 

Sunday Afternoon : Elder Roy Thompson opened service with 
praise and prayer, hymn 189 ; text Gen. 16 :23. Elder A. Hill, 
no special text. Elder A. Armstrong, hymn 73; text Isa. 40. 

Elder A. Hyman closed with brief remarks. 

MONDAY MORNING: 

Conference was opened by Deacon Colonous Cotton with 
praise and prayer. Moved to call for the list of churches. All 
were present. On motion the Saturday 7 s proceeding be read and 
the same received. 

On motion to send Elder Thomas Johnson and Elder George 
Sumner to' the stand and Deacon C. Cotton to record the 
ministers' texts. 

It was moved and seconded that the Circular Letter be re- 
ceived and attached to the minutes. 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

Dear Brethren of the Little Kehukee Association, — As I was 
appointed to write the Circular Letter for 1959 I feel too poor 

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and unworthy. I will try to make a feeble attempt to write in 
the name of the the Lord, I trust. 

Let your Moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is 
at hand. Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer 
and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made 
known unto God, and the peace of God which passes all under- 
standing shall keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus 
our Lord. 

God bless this Association and Correspondents. 

Elder Johnnie Knight 

ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 
A. Hyman, Rt. 3, Tarboro, N. C. 
Alfred Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 17, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 20, Palmyra, N. C. 
Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 142, Tarboro, N. C. 
Johnnie P. Freeman, Rt. 1, Box 80, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryant's Chapel: Second in February, May, Aug., November 
Thome's Hill: Third in March, June, September December 
Pleasant Grove: Fourth in March, June, September, December 
Hill's Chapel : Third in March, June, September, December 
Little Tarboro: Second in March, June, September, December 
Mount Ararat: First in March, June, September, December 
Little Conoho: First in February, May, August, November 
Little Kehukee: Fourth in February, May, August, November 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little Ke- 
hukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord 
to maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the character 
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 

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the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a fallen 
creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of his sins, 
or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
sible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again by 
the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to re- 
ligiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of seeking 
life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the principle 
of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel ordinances, 
both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's judgment. 

13. We believe in the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the or- 
dinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of hands 
by the presbytery. 

16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 
faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Association capacity wherein each church ought 
to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in conference. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. Th Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one perso i shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderator in the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject under 
consideration and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messenger shall absent himself from the Association while in 
conference withcut permission. 

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5. No messenger shall speaek more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaking, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or appel- 
lation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association re- 
quires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Associtaion until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any member who shall violate ony of the rules of the Associtaion 
shall be dealt with by the Association as it deems proper. 



STATISTICAL TABLE 



CHURCHES 



MESSENGERS 



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Bryant's Chapel 
Pleasant Grove 
Thome's Hill . . 
Hill's Chapel . . 
Little Tarboro 
Mount Ararat . . 
Little Kehukee 
Little Conoho . . 



Bro. Oscar Knight, Sis. Alvania Knight 
Dea. W. Umstead, Sis. C. Battle . 
Sister L. Jones, Sister V. Joyner . 
Sister M. White, Eld. A. Hyman . 
Dea. C. Cotton, Sister M. Langley 
Eld. J. P. Freeman, Sister V. Reid 
Dea. J. Johnson, M. Shields . . 
Dea. O. Knight, Sister M. Knight . 



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20.00 
16.00 
2.00 
10.00 
12.00 
12.00 
15.00 



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minuted 

OF THE 

Seventy-First 

Annual Session 
OF THE 

Little Kehukee 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 
Mount Ararat Church 

TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
OCTOBER 15, 16, 17, 

*€U966)&* 

Next session convenes with Bryants Chapel Church, 

Lawrence, N. C, Saturday before the third Sunday 

in October, 1967. 



OFFICERS 

ELDER JOHNNIE KNIGHT Moderator 

Rt. 1, Box 83, Tarboro, N. C. 
ELDER J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

Rt. 1, Box 80. Tarboro, N. C. 
DEACON OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 

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Proceedings 

OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

LITTLE KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITH MOUNT ARARAT CHURCH, OCTOBER 15, 16, 17, 

1966 

SATURDAY MORNING— October 15, 1966 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Elder Johnnie 
Knight. Hynin on page 188, text Daniel 19:1 and preached 
the introductory sermon. Then Elder J. P. Freeman arose and 
preached, text Genesis 25:1. Then the Moderator arose with 
hymn 522. Benediction by Elder A. R. Neal and closed for 
one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON— October 15, 1966 

After intermission of one hour, messengers assembled and 
conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder A. R. 
Neil. The conference then proceeded to business. 

1. On motion the Elder Johnnie Knight continue as Mod- 
erator of the Association and Elder J. P. Freeman, Clerk. 
Deacon Oscar Knight, Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that all visiting brethren be invited to seats 
with us and feel themselves at home. 

3. On motion the door be announced open for the reception 
of new members. None were received. 

4. A Committee on Finance was appointed as follows: Elder 
J. P. Freeman, Deacon Oscar Knight. 

5. A Committee on Arrangements was appointed as follows: 
Elder Thomas Johnson, Deacon C. Gotten. 

6. On motion Elders preach in the afternoon services as 
follows: It was moved and second to send someone to the stand 
to preach to the people: Elder Harvie Armstrong and Brother 
Earnest Terrell. 

7. On motion to send Deacon C. Cotten to record the texts. 
Brother Earnest Terrell, no special text. Elder Harvie Arm- 
strong, text Isaiah 40:1. 

8. On motion to call for the messengers of the correspond- 
ing associations. 

Turner Swamp: Elder J. A. Armstrong, Elder Harvie Arm- 



strong represented, making loving remarks and presented a file 
of minutes and desire to continue the friendly correspondence. 

Durham: Elder A. R. Neil with praise and love and present- 
ing a file of minutes and desiring the same friendly corres- 
pondence to continue. 

9. On motion that the report of the messengers he received. 

10. On motion tO' call for the list of churches. 

Bryants Chapel: Sister Mammie Knighl, Deacon Oscar 
Knight, $10.00. 

Mount Ararat: Elder J. P. Freeman, Sister Ellen Harris, $12. 

Thorn Hill: Sister Lenora j. Jones, Sisier Viola Joyner, $16.00 

Little Tarhoro: Elder J. P. Freeman, Deacon C. Cotten, $5.00. 

Pleasant Grove: Sister Carrie Battle, Sister Stevenson, $20.00. 

Hills Chapel: Elder J. P. Freeman, Sister M. Whitehead, $6. 

Little Kelmkee: Sister R. Knight, Elder Thomas Johnson, 
$12.00. 

Little Coneho: Deacon Oscar Knight, Sister Mammie Knight, 
$21.00. 

Total contribution: $102.00. On motion that the report of 
the messengers be received. 

11. On motion to put in for a petitionary letter. None were 
received. 

12. On motion to put in petition for the next sitting of our 
association. By the request of Deacon Oscar Knight, the asso- 
ciation Avas given to Bryant Chapel Church at Lawrence, N. C, 
beginning on Saturday before the third Sunday in October, 
1967, continuing through Monday. Elder Johnnie Knight to 
preach the introductory sermon and Elder J. D. Freeman his 
alternate. 

13. On motion to send Elder Johnnie Knight and Elder 
Thcmas Johnson to visit the Durham and Turner Swamp Asso- 
ciation in 1967. 

14. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday morn- 
ing at 9:00. Dismissed with hymn on page 629. Benediction 
by the Moderator. 



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MONDAY MORNING— October 17, 1966 

Conference was opened by Deacon Oscar Knight with praise 
and prayer. The house was now opened for business. 

1. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight continue as Mod- 
erator, Elder j. P. Freeman, Clerk, Deacon Oscar Knight 
Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that the roll of churches be called. All present. 

3. On motion that the Saturday's proceedings be read and 
they were received. 

4. On motion that the Circular Letter be read. It was read 
and received and ordered attached to the minutes. 

5. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight was chosen to write 
our Circular Letter for 1967. 

6. On motion to omit sending anyone to the siand. 

7. On motion that we have 300 copies of minutes to be dis- 
tributed among the churches; one to be regained in the Clerk's 
file and the Clerk to have $51.50 for printing the minutes and 
$10.00 for his services and $4.00 for the Assistant Clerk. 

Received from churches $102.00 

Contributions 130.05 $232.05 

Expenses: 

Printing the minutes ... $51.50 

Clerk's fee 10.00 

Assistant Clerk 4.00 

Moderator 15.00 

School Auditorium 25.00 

Paid to the committee 10.00 

Paid to the Elders 54.00 

Gave to the widows . 12.00 

Association Treasurer 49.25 

Miscellaneous 1.30 

The committees were thanked for their services and honor- 
ably discharged on conclusion of business. The Moderator 
arose and after returning thanks to the Almighty God for His 
wonderful blessings and thanking the brethren and sisters and 

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friends of this community for their kindness and hospitality, 
sang hymn of praise and with benediction dismissed the people. 
Then the Association adjourned to the time and place appoint- 
ed. 

Elder Johnnie Knight, Moderator 
Elder J. P. Freeman, Clerk 
Deacon Oscar Knight, Ass't Clerk 



ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: Elder Johnnie Knight, introductory ser- 
mon, text Daniel 19:1. Elder J. P. Freeman came forth and 
preached, text Gen. 25:1. 

Saturday Afternoon: Elder Harvie Armstrong, hymn 288, 
text Isaiah 40:1. Brother Earnest Terrell, hymn 38, no special 
text. 

Sunday Morning, October 16, 1966: Service was opened by 
Brother Earnest Terrell, hymn 337. Offered prayer and 
preached, no special text. Elder Harvie Armstrong, hymn 285, 
text Isaiah 40. Elder J. P. Freeman, hymn 141, text St. John 1:1. 
Elder A. R. Neal, no special text. Elder J. A. Armstrong, no 
special text. 

Sunday Afternoon: Brother Sammie Hayse came forth. Hymn 
200. Prayer by Deacon Burnest Burten. Then Brother Hayse 
preached, text St. John 14:1. Elder A. L. Cooper, hymn 195, 
no special text. The Moderator rose hymn on page 467 and gave 
benediction. Closed. 



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CIRCULAR LETTER FOR 1966 
My Dear Brethren, Ministers and Members of the Little 
Kehukee Association. It was appointed in the last association 
for me to write the Circular Letter. I feel unworthy, but: I will 
do the best I can writing with the help of the Lord. The Lord 
is my help and my trust and I put my trust in Him. He keeps 
me through the storms. And I thank Him for His goodness and 
mercy which endures forever. I love Him. How can I love Him 
if I don't love the brethren? We must love as He loves us. In 
the beginning God so loved the world and gave His Son to 
whosoever believes on Him shall have everlasting life. 
This was done by the order of conference. 

Your brother in Christ I trust, 

— Elder Thomas Johnson 

ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 

Elder Thomas Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 377, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 83, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Johnnie P. Freeman, Rt. 1, Box 80, Tarboro, N. C. 



QUARTERLY MEETINGS 



Bryants Chapel: Second in February, May, August, November. 
Mount Ararat: First in March, June, September, December. 
Thorn Hill: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove: Fourth in March, June, September, December. 
Hill Chapel: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro: Second in March, June, September, December. 
Little Coneho: First in February, May, August, November. 
Little Kehukee: Fourth February, May, August, November. 



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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

r We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little 
Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord to 
maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the 
character of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a 
fallen creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of 
his sins or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
ible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again 
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to 
religiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of 
seeking life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the 
principle of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel 
ordinances, both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's 
judgment. 

13. We believe ni the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the 
ordinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of 
hands by the presbytery. 

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16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 
faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Associational capacity wherein each church 
ought to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in 
conference. 



RULES OF DECORUM 



1. The Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one person shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderato rin the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject 
under consideration and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messengers shall absent himself from the Association while 
in conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speak more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaknig, unless he 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or 
appelation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association 
requires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Association until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter, introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any members who shall violate any of the rules of the 
Association shall be dealt with by the Association as it deems proper. 



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OF THE 

Seventy-Second 
Annual Session 

OF THE 

Little Kehukee 
Primitive Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 
Bryants Chapel Church 

LAWRENCE, NORTH CAROLINA 
OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 



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Next session convenes with Pleasant Grove Church, 

Rocky Mount, N. C, Saturday before the third 

Sunday in October, 1968. 



OFFICERS 

ELDER JOHNNIE KNIGHT Moderator 

Rt. 1, Box 83, Tarboro, N. C. 
ELDER J. P. FREEMAN Clerk 

Rt. 1, Box 80, Tarboro, N. C. 

DEACON OSCAR KNIGHT Assistant Clerk 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Primitive Publications, Rt. 2, Elan College, N. C 37244 QA 



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OF THE SEVENTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

LITTLE KEHUKEE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITH BRYANTS CHAPEL CHURCH, 

OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 1967 

SATURDAY MORNING— October 14, 1967 

Service was opened by praise and prayer by Deacon B. 
Burton. Then Elder Johnnie Knight came forth singing 
hymn 364. Then text St. John 1:1 and preached the intro- 
ductory sermon. Then Elder J. P. Freeman arose and 
preached text St. John 1:32. Then the Moderator arose 
with hymn 467. Benediction by Elder J. Knight and closed 
for one hour. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON— October 14, 1967 

After intermission of one hour, messengers assembled 
and conference was opened with praise and prayer by Elder 
James A. Armstrong. The conference then proceeded to 
business. 

1. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight continue as 
Moderator of the Association and Elder J. P. Freeman, 
Clerk. Deacon Oscar Knight, Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that all visiting brethren of the same 
faith and order be invited to seats with us and feel them- 
selves at home. 

3. On motion the door be announced open for the re- 
ception of new members to fellowship. None were received. 

4. A Committee on Finance was appointed as follows: 
Eider J. P. Freeman, Deacon Oscar Knight. 

5. A Committee on Arrangements was appointed as 
follows: Elder Thomas Johnson, Deacon C. Cotten. 

6. On motion Elders preach in the afternoon services as 
follows. It was moved and seconded to send someone to 
the stand to preach to the people : Elder Harvie Armstrong, 
and Brother Ernest Terrell. Also Brother L. C. Hays. 

7. On motion to send Deacon C. Cotten to record the 
texts. Brother Ernest Terrell, no special text. Elder Harvie 
Armstrong, text Isaiah 40:1. Brother Hays, no special text. 

8. On motion to call for the messengers of the corres- 



ponding associations. 

Turner Swamp: Elder J. A. Armstrong, Elder Harvie 
Armstrong represented, making loving remarks and pre- 
sented a file of minutes and desire to continue the friendly 
correspondence. 

Durham: Elder A. R. Neil with praise and love and pre- 
senting a file of minutes and desiring the same friendly 
correspondence to continue. 

9. On motion that the report of the messengers be re- 
ceived. 

On motion to call for the list of churches. 

Bryants Chapel: Sister Alvania Knight and Sister Lillian 
McNair, $10.00. 

Mount Ararat: Elder J. P. Freeman, Sister Ellen Harris, 
$12.00. 

Thorn Hill: Sister Lenora J. Jones, Sister Viola Joyner, 
$16.00. 

Little Tarboro: Elder J. P. Freeman, Deacon C. Gotten, 
$6.00. 

Pleasant Grove: Sister Carrie Battle, Sister V. Mymond, 
$20.00. 

Hills Chapel: Elder J. P. Freeman, Sister M. Whitehead, 
$10.00. 

Little Kehukee: Sister R. Knight, Sister Lilly Johnson, 
$13.50. 

Little Coneho: Sister Mammie Knight, Deacon Oscar 
Knight, $25.00. 

Total contributions $112.50. On motion that the report 
of the messengers be received. 

11. On motion to put in for petitionary letter. None 
were received. 

12. On motion to put in petition for the next sitting of 
our association. 

By the request of Sister Carrie Battle, the Association 
was given to Pleasant Grove Church, at Rocky Mount, Nash 
County, beginning on Saturday before the third Sunday in 
October 1968, continuing through Monday. Elder J. P. 
Freeman is to preach the introduction sermon and Elder 

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Johnnie Knight his alternate. 

13. On motion to send Elder Johnnie Knight and Elder 
Thomas Johnson to visit the Durham and Turner Swamp 
Association in 1968. 

14. On motion that conference adjourn until Monday 
morning at 9:00. Dismissed with hymn on page 507. Ben- 
ediction by Elder J. A. Armstrong. 

MONDAY MORNING— October 16, 1967 

Conference was opened by Elder Thomas Johnson with 
praise and prayer. The house was now opened for business. 

1. On motion that Elder Johnnie Knight continue as 
Moderator, Elder J. P. Freeman, Clerk, Deacon Oscar 
Knight, Assistant Clerk. 

2. On motion that the roll of churches be called. All 
present. 

3. On motion that the Saturday's procedings be read 
and they were received. 

4. On motion that the Circular Letter be read. It was 
read and received and ordered attached to the minutes. 

5. On motion that Elder Thomas Johnson was chosen 
to write our Circular Letter for 1968. 

6. On motion to omit sending anyone to the stand. 

7. On motion that we have 300 copies of minutes to be 
distributed among the churches; one to be retained in the 
Clerk's file and the Clerk to have $51.50 for printing ttie 
minutes and $10.00 for his services and $5.00 for the 
Assistant Clerk. - 



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Received from churches $112.50 

Contributions , 129.60 $242.10 

Expenses : 

Printing the minutes $51.50 

Clerk's fee 10.00 

Assistant Clerk 5.00 

Moderator 15.00 

For use of Church 20.00 

Paid to the committee 8.00 

Paid to the Elders 50.00 

Gave to the widows 13.00 

Donated to Little Kehukee Church ...... 5.00 

Association Treasurer 65.00 

Miscellaneous fee 40 

The committee was thanked for their services and hon- 
orably discharged on conclusion of business. 

The Moderator arose and after returning thanks to the 
Almighty God for his wonderful blessings and thanking 
the brethren and sisters and friends of this community for 
their kindness and hospitality, sang hymn of praise and 
with benediction dismissed the people. Then the Associa- 
tion adjourned to time and place appointed. 

Elder Johnnie Knight, Moderator 

Elder J. P. Freeman, Clerk 

Deacon Oscar Knight, Assistant Clerk 

ORDER OF PREACHING 

Saturday Morning: Elder Johnnie Knight, introductory 
sermon, text St. John 1:1. Elder J. P. Freeman came forth 
and preached, text St. John 1 :32. 

Saturday Afternoon: Elder Harvie Armstrong, hymn 
288, text Isaiah 40:1. Brother Ernest Terrell, hymn 38, no 
special text. Brother L. C. Hays, no special text. 

Sunday Morning: October 15, 1967 — Service was opened 
by Elder T. Johnson, hymn 72. Offered prayer and 
preached no special text. Elder Arthur Braswell, text, St. 
John 1. Elder A. R. Neil, text St. Luke 1:28. Elder J. P. 
Freeman, hymn 461, text St. Matt. 2 :21. 

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Sunday Afternoon: Brother John Sessoms came forth 
with hymn 364 and offered prayer, text St. John 1:1. Elder 
J. A. Armstrong, hymn 615, text 1st Kings. Elder Harvie 
Armstrong, no special text. 

The Moderator arose with hymn on page 615 and gave 
benediction. Closed. 

CIRCULAR LETTER 

My Dear Brethren, Minister and Members of the Little 
Kehukee Association: 

It was appointed in the last association in 1966, for me 
to write the Circular Letter for 1967. I feel too poor and 
unworthy but I will try to make a feeble attempt, with 
the help of the good Lord. Because the Lord gave me 
strength. I will recall to you the 8th chapter of Romans, 
14th verse. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God 
they are the sons of God. For we have not received the 
spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the 
Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The 
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are 
the children of God. 

Brethren and sisters, let us love one another, and stand 
together. 

This was done by the order of conference. 

Your brother in Christ, I hope, 

— Elder Johnnie Knight 



ORDAINED ELDERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 
Elder Johnnie Knight, Rt. 1, Box 83, Tarboro, N. C. 
Elder Thomas Johnson, Snow Hill, N. C. 
Elder Johnnie P. Freeman, Rt. 1, Box 80, Tarboro, N. C. 

QUARTERLY MEETINGS 

Bryants Chapel: Second in February, May, August, November. 
Mount Ararat: First in March, June, September, December. 
Thorn Hill: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Pleasant Grove: Fourth in March, June, September, December. 
Hill Chapel: Third in March, June, September, December. 
Little Tarboro: Second in March, June, September, December. 
Little Coneho: First in February, May, August, November. 
Little 'Kehukee: Fourth February, May, August, November. 

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ARTICLES OF FAITH 

We, the Messengers of the several churches composing the Little 
Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, agree for the satisfaction of 
our brethren and friends, to publish an abstract of principles of faith 
upon which we unite and will endeavor with the help of the Lord to 
maintain. 

1. We believe in the being of God Almighty, eternal, unchangeable, 
of infinite wisdom, power, justice, holiness, goodness, mercy and truth, 
and that this God has revealed Himself in His word under the 
character of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that Almighty God has made known His mind and 
will to the children of men in His word, which word we believe to be 
divine authority and contains all things necessary to be known for 
the salvation of men; the same is comprehended or contained in the 
books of the Old and New Testaments. 

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world for the 
purpose of His own glory, did elect a certain number of men and 
angels to eternal life, and that this election is particular, eternal and 
unconditional on the creature's part. 

4. We believe that when God made man he was good and upright, 
but by his own transgression he fell from the good and upright state, 
and being the head and representative of the whole human race, they 
being His natural offspring, he involved all of them in the same ruined 
state with himself, and they are partakers of and exposed to the 
miseries which sprang from his disobedience. 

5. We believe that it is utterly out of the power of man as a 
fallen creature to keep the law of God perfectly, or truly repent of 
his sins or believe in Christ, except he be drawn in by the Holy Ghost. 

6. We believe that in God's own appointed time and way the elect 
will be called, justified, pardoned and sanctified, and that it is impos- 
ible that they utterly refuse the call, but shall be willingly by divine 
grace to receive mercy. 

7. We believe that justification in the sight of God only by the 
imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, received and appointed by faith. 

8. We believe that God's elect will be converted and born again 
by the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. 

9. We believe that those that are called by grace and born again 
persevere in holiness and never fall finally away. 

10. We believe it is the duty incumbent on all God's people to 
religiously walk in all good works, not in the old covenant way of 
seeking life and favor of the Lord by it, but only as a duty from the 
principle of love. 

11. We believe in baptism and the Lord's Supper as gospel 
ordinances, both belonging to the converted or true believers. 

12. We believe every church is independent in matters of discipline 
and that Associations, councils, and conferences of ministers, or 
churches, are not to impose on the church the keeping, holding, or 
maintaining any principle or practice contrary to the church's 
judgment. 

13. We believe ni the general resurrection of the dead, both of the 
just and unjust, and the final judgment. 

14. We believe the punishment of the wicked is everlasting and the 
joys of the righteous eternal. 

15. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the 
ordinances unless he is called and comes under the imposition of 
hands by the presbytery. 

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16. Lastly, we believe that for the mutual comfort, union and satis- 
faction of the several churches of the aforesaid faith and order, we 
ought to meet in an Associational capacity wherein each church 
ought to be represented by the messengers to advise each other in 
conference. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed by prayer. 

2. Only one person shall speak at a time, who shall rise from his 
seat and address the Moderato rin the beginning of his speech. 

3. Every brother speaking shall adhere strictly to the subject 
under consideration and shall in no way reflect on any other brother. 

4. No messengers shall absent himself from the Association while 
in conference without permission. 

5. No messenger shall speak more than three times on the same 
subject without permission from the Association. 

6. Messengers shall keep strict order while the business of the 
Association is being transacted. 

7. No messenger shall be interrupted while speaknig, unless lie 
violates the rules of this decorum. 

8. No messenger shall address another in any other term or 
appeiation other than the title of brother. 

9. The names of the members composing the Association shall be 
enrolled by the Clerk and called over as often as the Association 
requires. 

10. The Moderator shall not speak on any question before the 
Association until all the other messengers are through speaking, when 
he may reply to any new matter, introduced by the Moderator. 

11. Any members who shall violate any of the rules of the 
Association shall be dealt with by the Association as it deems proper. 



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